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Windows 7: if I save or move a file with the same name as another file in a folder, and accidentally click replace at the ensuing prompt, that original file I'm replacing is gone forever, never even bothers to go into the recycling bin. There's a very low chance that any file recovery software will recover 100% of that original file too, as per my experience with file recovery tools. This seems incredibly dangerous, a very easy way to accidentally permanently delete files that might be important.

So to prevent this kind of easy accident from happening, I'm wondering if there's a way that whenever I overwrite files like this, the original file could go to the recycling bin rather than being instantly erased? If there's no way to tweak Windows Explorer / the registry to do this, do you know of any software out there that could add this kind of functionality, or perhaps even a replacement for Windows Explorer that has this feature? Or does Windows 8 have a way to do this? Or if there's a way to add a better "undo" to explorer to undo an overwrite like this (currently, CTRL-Z doesn't bring the original file back)?

Edited by slipd, 24 January 2014 - 02:52 PM.

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